Used Cars and No Deposit Car Insurance
If you would have told me that I would be over the moon with spending our wedding anniversary looked at used cars, I would have thought you were crazy. If you know me, you know that doesn’t sound like my kind of thing. It’s actually the opposite of my kind of thing as my plans for our anniversary consisted of a fancy dinner and a night of dancing in a fancy hotel out of town.
Things don’t always go according to plan, though, so there we were, going between all of the local used car dealerships, desperately trying to find a car that would be good for my mom. I’m not sure why we decided that was a good do to do it, but we’d decided that we were going to buy my mom a car as a token of our appreciation. She’d helped us with our kids so much when they were little and we thought she deserved something special.
Our youngest had just started school and we weren’t going to need her to babysit during the week anymore. I thought buying her a car would encourage her to spend that time exploring and trying new things. She and my dad had a car but she sold it when my father passed away a few years ago. Since then, she’s relied on me to get her around. I was happy to do it, but I thought that a car would just give her legs again, you know?
Unfortunately, the only time we had to look for a car for her without the kids around was when the kids were with her. And we were supposed to be away for the weekend for our anniversary so we were kid-free. We looked at so many used cars for sale, I actually had to keep a notebook of what ones I liked and where they were. That surprised me a little bit, to be honest. I thought we’d have a hard time finding something that would work for my mom but the opposite happened. We actually found so many, it took a while to narrow it down!
We delivered it to her Sunday morning. She was excited, especially when my oldest daughter invited her to lunch. I don’t know if she would have been as willing to get behind the wheel again without the encouragement of my kids. I’m glad she did. She deserves to have fun.
Next gift we buy her is going to be some very cheap car insurance no deposit. After that, she’ll have everything she needs!